Ometochcuacuil (MH618v)

Ometochcuacuil (MH618v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of simplex glyph-plus-notation for the personal name Ometochcuacuil ("Pulque Priest"?). The glyph consists of a rabbit's head in profile, facing toward the viewer's right. His eye is open, and his coat is textured a dark gray. Touching his nose is the notation for the number two, which consists of two short vertical lines that are connected by a horizontal line. The name "Ometoch" refers to the calendrical date Two-Rabbit. The cuacuil part, which seems to refer to a priest, is not shown visually.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Two-Rabbit is a day name in the 260-day divinatory calendar (tonalpohualli) with strong associations to pulque, the mildly alcoholic beverage. In fact there is a divine force or deity with the name Ometochtli. Various other Nahuatl terms start with ometoch-, including ometochcactli, the sandals of the deity of pulque; ometochchimalli, the shield associated with the deity; and, the ometochtecomatl, a jar that held pulque. See the Gran Diccionario Nahuatl for these additional terms.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

po ometochguacuil

Gloss Normalization: 

Pedro Ometochcuacuil

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Parts (compounds or simplex + notation): 
Reading Order (Compounds or Simplex + Notation): 

numbers, números, dos, conejos, pulque, alcohol, chamanes, sacerdotes

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 
Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

Dos Conejo-Ministro en Sacrificios Humanos

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 618v, World Digital Library,

Image Source, Rights: 

This manuscript is hosted by the Library of Congress and the World Digital Library; used here with the Creative Commons, “Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License” (CC-BY-NC-SAq 3.0).

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